Tuesday 26 May 2015

Meet the Team! Matthew Lenton, Director.

We are massively excited to introduce the artist directing our production of SPECTRETOWN, Matthew Lenton. Read all about him and his work here....

Matthew is a freelance director and the artistic director of Vanishing Point, the company he founded in 1999. He works from Scotland, across the UK and internationally. His shows have been performed in over 20 countries.

Recent work for Vanishing Point includes TOMORROW, a co-production with Cena Contemporanea Festival (Brasilia), Brighton Festival, Stanislavsky Festival (Moscow) and Tramway (Glasgow); THE BEAUTIFUL COSMOS OF IVOR CUTLER, a co-production with The National Theatre of Scotland; WONDERLAND, a co-production with Edinburgh International Festival, Napoli Teatro Festival Italia and Tramway; SATURDAY NIGHT, a co-production with Teatro Nacional Sao Joao (Porto), Teatro Sao Luis (Lisbon), Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimaraes) and Tramway (Glasgow); THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, a co-production with the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh and the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry; INTERIORS, a co-production with Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Traverse Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith; LITTLE OTIK (a co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland); SUBWAY, commissioned by The Lyric Hammersmith and MANCUB, a co-production with Soho Theatre.

Other recent work includes MISTER HOLGADO for the Unicorn Theatre, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh and HOME for The National Theatre of Scotland.

Matthew works regularly at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, developing work with acting students and most recently directing DRACULA by Liz Lochhead. He recently directed his first film, BOY, for Touchpaper Television and Channel 4. In 2010, Matthew was chosen to be the first British director of the Ecole des Maitres, a European theatre laboratory previously associated with Jerzy Grotowsky, Peter Stein, Emuntas Nekrosias and Jan Fabre.

Current work includes a number of projects with Vanishing Point, BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE with Scottish Opera and a new project for the Stanislavsky Festival in Moscow and the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing.

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